Of the shows opening this weekend, these are the ones we want to see. These could be the best shows of the year or these shows could end up being terrible. As always we encourage you to chime in with your thoughts on our list and what shows you are seeing this weekend.
THEIR CHOICE: Making Merry at Stories on Stage
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the last Stories on Stage (CRITIQUE HERE) and this weekend they are presenting their holiday set of stories. From the website, here is a description of the night followed by a breakdown of the featured stories and the fantastic actors:
“Our annual holiday show will be filled with all the requisite frivolity and fun one expects of the season,
but also with stories of heart, humanity, and Peace on Earth, Good Will To All…”
Holly or Challah? by Paul Rudnick, read by Maggie Roswell
Christmas Shopping: A Survivor’s Guide by Dave Barry, read by Nick Sugar
The Return of the Smiling Wimpy Doll by Jean Shepherd, read by Sam Gregory
The Demon Foiled by Anne Roiphe, read by Maggie Roswell
Captain Eli’s Best Ear by Frank R Stockton, read by Randy Moore
The Blue Man Group is creative showpiece that, although containing no spoken language, presents the best of theatricality in music, rhythm, mime, puppetry, comedy and performance art. Known for their bald heads and shiny blue faces, three men produce an endlessly energetic performance that has a reptutation to dazzle and delight all types of audience members!
This stage version of the popular movie (known in recent times for its 24-hour marathon on TNT on Christmas Eve) tells the story of Ralphie and his fantasies of getting a Red Rider Bebee Gun for Christmas. Quick-moving and nostalgic, this Christmas story has the potential to be THE Christmas story for almost any member of the family!
BALLS! A Holiday Spectacular, Curious Theatre Company
This variety show was conceived by Melanie Owen Padilla, Geree Hinshaw and Mare Trevathan, and benefits a different local charity on each night of its six-night run.